<strong>Recognizing excellence in B.C. schools</strong>

Nominations for the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education are open. These awards are a great opportunity to highlight and celebrate the vital role support staff play in delivering quality public education in the province. There are three specific awards that are particularly relevant to K-12 school support members. Outstanding Support – School Community This […]

CUPE 561 Chilliwack Rally

This video is only one of the videos captured during the CUPE 561 Chilliwack Rally. For more videos from the rally, please check out our Vimeo Showcase.

<strong>Rally for striking CUPE 561 members turns up the heat on BC Transit</strong>

CHILLIWACK – A boisterous noon-hour rally in support of striking CUPE 561 members had a strong message for the Crown corporation that contracts out transit services in the Fraser Valley: BC Transit needs to live up to its responsibility to provide public transit for the region and is failing the public by remaining outside the […]

<strong>Education workers raise alarm over Vancouver School Board childcare plan</strong>

VANCOUVER— The Vancouver School Board’s proposed plan to contract out childcare services to outside organizations and prevent school staff from running childcare programs is inefficient and will not adequately meet the urgent childcare needs of Vancouver families, says the union representing Vancouver education support workers. CUPE 15, representing over 2,000 school board workers, says VSB […]

<strong>Mayor Ken Sim’s Actions in the DTES are Cruel and Dehumanizing—CUPE BC</strong>

VANCOUVER— The province’s largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees-BC, is calling on Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim to reverse course on his process of decampments in the City’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). “The ongoing decampment in the DTES is the vision of Vancouver’s City Council and Mayor Ken Sim,” said CUPE BC President and Vancouver […]